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Booze bill to get vote
A plan to privatize Pennsylvania's state stores and liberalize beer-sales laws is being scheduled for a vote early next week.
A spokesman for the House of Representatives' Republican floor leader said Friday that the plan would shut down the existing 620-store system and sell or auction 1,600 new licenses for wine and liquor stores.
House Majority Leader Mike Turzai's plan would give the state's retail-beer distributors the right to buy a license. Others would be auctioned, and it would limit the number of stores one licensee could own.
It also would change beer-sales laws to allow distributors, grocery stores and taverns to sell in wider varieties, from sixpacks to cases of 24 bottles or cans.
An earlier plan that Turzai offered was defeated by a House committee.
Ex-Nutter aide to lead Girard College
The Board of City Trusts announced Firday that it has selected Clarence D. Armbrister, Mayor Nutter's former chief of staff, to serve as president of Girard College, the historic boarding school in North Philadelphia that provides a free education for children from single-parent homes.
Armbrister, 55, also the former chief operating officer at Temple University and managing director of the Philadelphia School District, will take the reins at Girard as it maps a strategy to deal with financial and operational challenges that have buffeted the institution in the wake of the economic recession.
He will be the 17th president in Girard's 164-year history when his two-year term begins July 1. He succeeds Autumn Graves, who will step down June 30, after serving for three years.
Obama to be here Tues.
The White House today announced that President Obama will visit Philadelphia next week to attend a campaign event.
The president is set to arrive on Air Force One at Philadelphia International Airport Tuesday during the evening rush hour. He will be whisked into Center City, where he will hold a fundraiser at the Franklin Institute, according to organizers.
Commuters might want to avoid I-95 south of the city during the evening rush.
Philly inmate stabbed
A 36-year-old inmate at the House of Correction on State Road in Holmesburg was hospitalized in with nonlife-threatening injuries Friday after he was stabbed as many as five times in his back by a group of inmates, police said.
The stabbing occurred about 1:35 p.m. and the man was taken to Aria Health's Torresdale hospital. Information on the victim's condition was not immediately available. Shawn Hawes, spokeswoman for the Philadelphia Prison System, said the inmate suffered superficial wounds.
The cellblock where the attack happened was locked down afterward, and authorities were working to identify the attackers.
"We haven't been able to identify the weapon yet, but it was most likely some kind of homemade shank," Hawes said.
Millionairess nabbed in child-porn scheme DALLAS
- A wealthy Texas woman married to an attorney has been charged with collecting and trading child pornography online in what experts say is a rare case of a woman being caught up in such activity.
Erika Susan Perdue, 41, has been undergoing addiction treatment since her April arrest on federal charges that she accessed child pornography from the computer in her $1.4 million, 4,000-square-foot home in the well-heeled Dallas enclave of University Park.
FBI agents who raided the home found child pornography on the computer, and Perdue admitted she'd been collecting it for 12 years, according to court records. She told investigators that she used file-trading software every day to exchange images while her husband, an attorney who specializes in intellectual-property cases, was at work.
- Staff and wire report